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School Zone Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

School Zone Safety Tips for Pedestrians and Drivers

FAST FACTS There were an estimated 92 pedestrians killed in the first half of 2017. 0.8 pedestrians per 100,000 people were killed. Georgia is ranked 16th in the nation when it comes to pedestrian deaths.   If you've driven down a neighborhood street in recent weeks, you may have noticed something that you had forgotten about: School buses. Children across Georgia and the rest of the nation are returning to school, if they haven't returned already. Seeing those big yellow buses should serve as a reminder that school is back in session and it's time to start paying attention to how we...

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Report: Georgia Is Very Dangerous for Pedestrians

Report Georgia Is Very Dangerous for Pedestrians

According to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Association released this year, Georgia is ranked 16th in the nation for pedestrian deaths. It's dangerous for pedestrians out there; an estimated 92 pedestrians were killed in a six-month period in early 2017. The state is determined to curb the number of deaths by creating a pedestrian safety action plan. Corridors will be targeted for assessment, road safety audits will be conducted and the safety of school zones will be looked at. Specifically, Atlanta has been under an increased amount of scrutiny because of a number of recent pedestrian accidents that have...

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Unusual Weather Predicted for Atlanta and Surrounding Area

Car on icy road

Next week could be one for unusual weather in Atlanta and the surrounding area. Forecasters are calling for multiple winter weather events from now until January 5. Any one of these events could cause roads to be dangerous as snow and ice fall from the sky. People in Atlanta are not typically used to driving in such poor conditions. In fact, when conditions deteriorate as they are expected to do, many businesses close down in hopes of keeping their employees and customers off the roads. If you find yourself having to drive in these conditions, officials would like you to keep...

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Interstate Proves Dangerous for Pedestrians

Atlanta Georgia at night

In just five hours’ time, two people lost their lives while walking on a local interstate. Both accidents occurred on Wednesday. The first at approximately 6:30 p.m. and the second sometime around midnight. According to reports, a man was walking down the interstate at about 6:30 p.m. when he was struck by a motorist. That person lost his life as a result of the accident. Interstate 20 was closed for at least two hours as officials worked to determine the cause of the accident. The victim, a male in his 40s, was crossing the interstate for unknown reasons. The van that...

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Pedestrian Struck By Car Did Not Have Right of Way

Walk Signal

A teenager was struck by a car on July 11. Atlanta police are saying that the teen did not have the right of way when she was hit. According to reports, a driver was traveling on Metropolitan Parkway in the southbound direction. The teenager is said to have darted into traffic and was struck. The light at the intersection of University Avenue was green and turning yellow. Because of the action of the traffic light, the pedestrian crossing signal would have indicated not to walk. Witnesses to the accident corroborated the account, saying that the teen did not have the right of...

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Pedestrian on Highway Struck by Vehicle

Downtown Athens Georgia

A female student from the University of Georgia was struck by a vehicle last Friday. The young woman was a senior at the University, studying both Spanish and microbiology. A local television news station reported that the woman had just finished the semester and was preparing to visit home. According to authorities, reports came in at approximately 3:50 a.m. Friday morning. Callers to 911 described a vehicle to be driving the wrong way on the area of Ga. 10 Loop and Ga. 316. While traveling to the scene of the wrong-way driver, officers received a report of a single-vehicle crash just...

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